Global South America 

35% of COVID-19 cases are asymptomatic

DETECTING cases of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) disease could be harder than expected, as a number of persons are asymptomatic, meaning they do not show signs of the disease. Public health authorities reported that confirmed cases of COVID-19 moved from 113 to 116 over the past 24 hours, but over 35 per cent or over 40 persons are asymptomatic. “You should note that over 35 per cent of our COVID-19 cases were actually asymptomatic – had no typical signs or symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath etc…, so…

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Education 

Cameroon to open schools in orderly fashion amid epidemic prevention

Cameroon’s Prime Minister Joseph Dion Ngute on Friday issued technical guidelines for schools nationwide to reopen in an orderly manner, depending on the situation of the coronavirus pandemic in the Central African country. Only examination classes in primary and secondary schools will resume classes on June 1, Ngute said in a statement, adding the students will be “properly distributed” among classrooms to observe social distancing rules. Sanitary kits with hand sanitizers, thermoflashes, and hand-washing basins will be available at the entrance of the schools, according to the guidelines. It is…

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Global North America 

Texas county judge’s coronavirus mask order faces court challenge, hundreds of protesters

“Folks have been fantastic, but we did want to make them enforceable,” Hidalgo said of the rules and the possible fines. She said police have discretion regarding enforcement. Assistant Harris County Attorney Seth Hopkins spoke in support of Hidalgo’s order. “There’s no constitutional right not to wash your hands; no constitutional right during a pandemic to be allowed to spread a deadly virus to other people,” Hopkins told Houston’s to KTRK-TV. Robert Soard, the first assistant county attorney, said Texas law gives local judges the authority to “control the movement…

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Global North America 

Bridal Face Masks: Cute Or Tone-Deaf?

There’s a lot to be upset about when it comes to this pandemic, like how states have to fight with the federal government for necessary supplies and people have to fight with each other at the grocery store for toilet paper. If you want something else to get mad about, I’ve found something that may rile you up. During my routine midnight scrolling through alerts, I stumbled upon a story about Haute Couture Wedding Masks, aka quarantine wedding masks, for brides and grooms, and I cannot stop thinking about it.…

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Global North America 

Your Mask May Not Be Enough if COVID-19 Is in the Air

When Donald Trump suggested people besides himself wear cloth masks in public last week, it reignited a festering debate about whether the 2019 novel coronavirus is airborne. For months, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) took the same position that the World Health Organization (WHO) currently hasthat masks for healthy people arent necessary, as long as they practice social distancing and stay at least six feet away from each other. The agencies have maintained that the virus is transmitted by either direct contact with an infected person, fomitesan…

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